Dozens of Dogs Transferred From Casper Rescue Shelter Following Investigation
UPDATE: K2 Radio News was contacted by Dee Braun of the Pawsitive Tails Rescue group in Torrington. She tells K2 that the information from the Sheriff's office is not entirely accurate.
Braun says the dogs are not at the Waggin' Tails shelter in Torrington, but instead at an unidentified facility, and that she was the person who negotiated the transfer from Grants House of Pits. The correction was confirmed by the Natrona County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities on Sunday helped move some 29 dogs to a shelter in Torrington after investigating complaints alleging the dogs at Grant's House of Pits, west of Casper, were neglected.
No crimes were identified and no charges were filed, but the owners agreed to transfer the rescued dogs to a different shelter -- Waggin' Tails, in Torrington.
Three more dogs were set to leave Grant's on Sunday.
Deputies went to the shelter on Thursday to investigate the living conditions after an uproar on social media over the previous week or so.
Deputies and metro officials inspected each dog individually and found them all to be in good health, according to a news release from the Natrona County Sheriff's Office.
Responding deputies were accompanied by members of Metro, Natrona County Planning and Zoning, Natrona County Health Department, Natrona County Fire District and Department of Family Services to determine whether the owners were complying with law, regulations and codes.
Sheriff Gus Holbrook says the owners of the shelter cared for the dogs as best they could, but they were evidently by the number of rescue dogs they had taken in.
"She has a true love for these dogs," Holbrook said Monday. "She did care for them. It was just too much for her."
Only the six dogs belonging to the owners were left on the property following the transfers.